Police chase ends at gas station north of Downtown Houston

HOUSTON – A police chase was underway in northeast Houston.

The chase was first reported about 9:20 a.m. on the Interstate 610 East Loop feeder road. Police said an officer attempted to pull the driver over for a traffic stop, but the driver didn't stop.

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During the chase, officials noticed the driver and passenger throwing items out the windows. It was later discovered the items were narcotics, police said.

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At 9:39 a.m., the chase ended at a gas station at the intersection of North Main and North Freeway Service Road.

Two people got out of the vehicle with their hands raised and were taken into custody.

Police said the driver took off because he believed he had a warrant for his arrest, but he did not. Police said the driver called a family member during the 20-minute chase, and the family member convinced him to pull over.

The driver and passenger will both face felony evading and drug charges for the narcotics they threw out the window.

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